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Erdogan says 400,000 people in Syria's Idlib moving towards Turkey

Erdogan says 400,000 people in Syria's Idlib moving towards Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that around 400,000 people in Syria's northwestern Idlib province were moving towards the Turkish border as a result of renewed attacks by the Syrian government.

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive

Dozens of fighters and civilians were killed in Syria's Idlib province as the government pressed a deadly offensive Thursday towards a key town in the country's last rebel bastion.

Russian-led air strikes suspended in Idlib after ceasefire

Russian-led air strikes suspended in Idlib after ceasefire

Russia and its allies halted air strikes in Syria's Idlib region on Sunday as a ceasefire agreed with Turkey came into force, residents, rebels and respondents said, although few were optimistic the truce would hold.

Turkey says ceasefire will be implemented in Syria's Idlib Jan. 12

Turkey says ceasefire will be implemented in Syria's Idlib Jan. 12

Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Friday that it had agreed with Russia that a ceasefire will be implemented on Sunday in northwestern Syria's Idlib region to stem the flow of civilians uprooted by the violence.

Syria's Kurds free dozens of IS-linked Syrians

Syria's Kurds free dozens of IS-linked Syrians

Syria's Kurds have released 30 Syrians suspected of affiliation to the Islamic State group after guarantees from tribal leaders, a spokesman said Tuesday

Russia's Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Assad

Russia's Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Assad

Vladimir Putin met Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, the Russian leader's second trip to Syria since Moscow intervened decisively on the Syrian president's behalf in a civil war.

Syria death toll tops 380,000 in almost nine-year war

Syria death toll tops 380,000 in almost nine-year war

Almost nine years of civil war in Syria has left more than 380,000 people dead including over 115,000 civilians, a war monitor said in a new toll Saturday.

Erdogan says up to 250,000 Syrians flee toward Turkey as crisis worsens

Erdogan says up to 250,000 Syrians flee toward Turkey as crisis worsens

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday up to 250,000 migrants were fleeing toward Turkey from Syria's northwest Idlib region after weeks of renewed bombardment by Russian and Syrian government forces.

Syria regime fire kills eight in school turned shelter

Syria regime fire kills eight in school turned shelter

Land-to-land missiles fired by Syrian regime forces killed eight civilians including four children in a school in northwestern Syria on Wednesday, a war monitor said.

QRCS monitors polio vaccination in Syria

QRCS monitors polio vaccination in Syria

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has implemented a new edition of the neutral vaccination monitoring programme in Syria.

Over 230,000 people flee Idlib in two-week Russian-backed offensive - UN

Over 230,000 people flee Idlib in two-week Russian-backed offensive - UN

The United Nations said 235,000 civilians had fled their homes in rebel-held northwestern Syria during a Russian-backed campaign of air strikes and shelling this month.

Children among 8 killed in Russian strikes on Idlib

Children among 8 killed in Russian strikes on Idlib

At least eight people, including five children, were killed Tuesday in Russian air strikes in northwest Syria, as the UN warned youngsters were bearing the brunt of the violence.